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Flogging Molly & Dropkick Murphys played Forest Hills (pics), add more dates

The awesome double bill of Celtic punk that is Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphysco-headlining tour landed in Queens on Friday (6/22) for a big show at Forest Hills Stadium. The show was opened by Irish punk legend Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers (who clearly influenced both headliners), and Jake played an awesome solo acoustic set with SLF favorites and entertaining stories (including one about the history of the classic “Suspect Device”). Both co-headliners played career spanning sets (though Dropkick went a little heavier on newer material than Flogging Molly), and you can check out both bands’ setlists below. Pictures of the whole show are in the gallery above.

This leg of the tour wrapped up the following night in New Hampshire, but they just added more dates together for September. Those are listed below.

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Flogging Molly at Forest Hills Stadium – 6/22/18 Setlist (via)
(No More) Paddy’s Lament
The Hand of John L. Sullivan
Drunken Lullabies
The Likes of You Again
Swagger
The Days We’ve Yet to Meet
Requiem for a Dying Song
Float
The Spoken Wheel
Black Friday Rule
Devil’s Dance Floor
Crushed (Hostile Nations) / We Will Rock You
If I Ever Leave This World Alive
What’s Left of the Flag
The Seven Deadly Sins
Salty Dog

Dropkick Murphys at Forest Hills Stadium – 6/22/18 Setlist (via)
Captain Kelly’s Kitchen
The Boys Are Back
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya
Sandlot
Famous For Nothing
Blood
Barroom Hero
Caught in a Jar
Buried Alive
The State of Massachusetts
Rebels With a Cause
Paying My Way
Rocky Road to Dublin ([traditional] cover)
Rose Tattoo
Out of Our Heads
Going Out in Style

Encore:
The Body of an American (The Pogues cover)
I’m Shipping Up to Boston
Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced
Skinhead on the MBTA
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC cover)

Flogging Molly / Dropkick Murphys — 2018 Tour Dates
Monday, September 17 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Center *
Tuesday, September 18 Grand Prairie, AB Revolution Place *
Thursday, September 20 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum *
Friday, September 21 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater *
Saturday, September 22 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater *
Sunday, September 23 Bonner, MT KettleHouse Amphitheater *
Tuesday, September 25 Sacramento, CA Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo +
Wednesday, September 26 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Resort +
Thursday, September 27 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
Friday, September 28 Irvine, CA Five Point Amphitheatre +
Saturday, September 29 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre +

* Dropkick Murphys close the show
+ Flogging Molly closes the show

photos by Stephanie Augello

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